The Lowdown: Improve Your Speech - British English Level 2
- Narrated by: David Gwillim
- Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 26-02-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Creative Content Ltd
In Improve Your Speech – British English Level 2 we’ll build on the techniques you learned in Improve Your Speech – British English Level 1.
In Level 2 we will help to take you even further, giving you helpful hints on how best to use your voice and tidy up your speech. You will discover the difference between ‘doing a Dracula’ and ‘talking Chutney’. You will meet ‘Pop’ and ‘Bob’, two characters who will help you with the gentle D and aggressive T. We’ll cover the knotty question of ‘To Spit or Not to Spit’ your Ts, and tackle even more common speech problems.
The way we speak can say as much about us as the clothes we wear, the car we drive, or even the newspapers and magazines we read. Used properly, speech can help us to achieve a greater level of success.
We live and work in a global market – but English is still regarded as the international language of business. Clear speech sends out the message ‘I am in control’ - inspiring confidence in those around you. Clear speech will help you to maximise your potential, making you a greater asset to your company and your profession.
Improve Your Speech is aimed primarily at those who have British English as their first language, but it is also useful for those with English as their second language.
Topics covered include:
Bad vocal habits and how to correct them
The importance of consonants
Giving value to the vowel
Doing a ‘Dracula’
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Susanne on 12-03-10
Fantastic piece of work!
I did not try the first audiobook and am impressed by the wealth of information and (fun) exercises this second volume provides for anyone who wishes to improve their speech, including non-native speakers like myself. It certainly is a useful tool for self-study, but can perhaps also complement lessons with an elocution teacher.
The book is delivered with the right mixture of seriousness and lightness, narrated in a calm yet engaging manner that successfully navigates even the few moments when the listener might feel slightly rushed. The narrator clearly practises what he preaches in terms of precision and clarity, which surely is a great advertisement in itself for this audiobook!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By John on 27-03-10
Like a private lesson
My English is fluent, but I have wanted to improve my accent. I bought Level 1 of this title, which was excellent, but it covered a lot of material very quickly, which meant I had to stop and start my player when doing the exercises. Level 2 takes things much more in "real time", which makes it like a private lesson with a very good teacher (David Gwillham, who also wrote it, presents very well). I am trying not roll my Rs when speaking English and I found the section on "R" very helpful. I look forwrad to the next lesson and hope one day they do a seperate download of the exercises alone for extra practise.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful